Remembering Wexford 1798 and 1916

By Dan Walsh Bishop Ger Nash delivered the homily for the State Commemoration Service in Arbour Hill, Dublin, today, where he prayed; “In the words of today’s Gospel, the 1916 leaders where a grain of wheat which produced a great harvest.” “Since my boyhood experience of the 1966 commemoration, 1916 took its place in myContinue reading “Remembering Wexford 1798 and 1916”

Oulart men of 1916 remembered

By Dan Walsh at Oulart The annual Easter commemoration at the Mise Éire Memorial in Oulart, organised by the Oulart Hill Group, remembered the Oulart Company Volunteers with a roll-call and a short ceremony this morning. (Easter Sunday). There was a welcome address by Chairman, John Dempsey, who introduced the special guest speaker Martina DevlinContinue reading “Oulart men of 1916 remembered”

Medieval Ferns reveals a rich heritage

By Dan Walsh The Ferns Medieval Experience based in Ferns Community Centre is Wexford’s newest visitor attraction that tells the story of a medieval past in an engaging and fun way using a range of modern media including virtual reality and audio visual. Manager Catherine McPartlan has welcomed to visit the attraction and shareContinue reading “Medieval Ferns reveals a rich heritage”

Farewell Wexford historian Nicky Furlong

By Dan Walsh The death has occurred of Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Furlong, (93), Drinagh, Wexford, who enjoyed a distinguished career as an author, historian, playwright, lecturer and journalist, to name a few of his lifetime’s involvement. Born in 1929, and an only son, Nicky grew up on his family’s farm at Mulgannon and Kellystown, Drinagh, withContinue reading “Farewell Wexford historian Nicky Furlong”

Blackwater ancient graveyard re-visited

By Dan Walsh Killila Graveyard is the site of a medieval parish church dedicated to St. Brigid and closed for a considerable time, but it is teeming with history and heritage, and local Cllr Oliver Walsh has requested Wexford County Council to lend a hand with clearing some of the overgrowth and assisting with theContinue reading “Blackwater ancient graveyard re-visited”

Oulart trails will extend to Boolavogue

By Dan Walsh Oulart Hill Development Association has brought many local projects to fruition over the years and now that the pandemic has gone it has plans to increase its tourism potential and attract greater numbers to the district. The walking trails have proved popular, especially during the lockdown and travel restrictions, and the AssociationContinue reading “Oulart trails will extend to Boolavogue”

Liam Mellows remembered in Castletown

By Dan Walsh The annual Liam Mellows Commemoration ceremony took place today (Sunday) at his graveside in Castletown Cemetery where Sinn Féin’s Johnny Mythen became the first Wexford TD since 1924 to deliver the oration. “I am humbled and proud to speak at the graveside of this great Irishman,” said Deputy Mythen who described MellowsContinue reading “Liam Mellows remembered in Castletown”

Wexford republican’s memoir published

By Dan Walsh Máire Comerford, (1893-1982), was an Irish Republican from North Wexford and a first-hand account of her revolutionary period memoir goes on sale in bookshops nationally tomorrow under the title ON DANGEROUS GROUND ; A Memoir of the Irish Revolution, edited by documentary filmmaker and writer Hilary Dully. The work is a timelyContinue reading “Wexford republican’s memoir published”

Ink has dried on ancient city of Ferns

By Dan Walsh Christopher Power has written a number of books on various fascinating aspects of local history across several regions of Ireland, however, his latest publication A History of Ferns is motivated by his residential proximity to historic Ferns, and he is daily inspired by his surroundings of history and heritage. “Only a scatterContinue reading “Ink has dried on ancient city of Ferns”

365 days on Michael’s calendar journey

By Dan Walsh Themed calendars have gained in popularity in recent times and well-known Wexford folklorist Michael Fortune has launched his latest publication – The Irish Dresser and Folklore Calendar 2022. Speaking from his den of creativity at Curragraigue, Michael told; Following the success of last year’s publication, I have decided to produce thisContinue reading “365 days on Michael’s calendar journey”